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Is it intended to be possible to change your vote on a question, that YOU have edited? [duplicate]

I read a question, thought it was interesting, voted it up. It needed some editing, so I started fixing all the grammar mistakes, added punctuation, improved sentence structure; I realized that the ...
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2answers
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Voting on a post after X hours after you edit it [duplicate]

After you try to vote on a post that was last edited X hours ago, you get the following message: There is an unfair workaround - You can make a trivial edit to the post, then vote again on it. While ...
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1answer
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Change vote after time limit has been exceeded [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited “problem” I made a downvote on an answer because I felt that the answer was outside the scope of the question, ...
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0answers
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Why can't I recast a vote? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited “problem” Try this: Find an incorrect answer (this step requires reading the question @random) Down-vote it. ...
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0answers
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My lack of a vote is now locked in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited “problem” I voted an answer up, then unvoted it up beacuse I realized it was actually wrong, then waited 10 ...
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1answer
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Upvote downvoted answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited “problem” By mistake I downvoted good answer that was upvoted by me earlier. Now I cannot upvote it again because ...
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0answers
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Why is Re-Up Voting on Cancelled Up Vote Not Allowed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited “problem” After cancelling upvote, can't re-upvote answer Why is re-up-voting on a canceled previous up-...
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0answers
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After cancelling upvote, can't re-upvote answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited “problem” I clicked "upvote" on the answer to this question. Then I cancelled the upvote a few seconds later. A ...
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1answer
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Can not upvote a particular answer after undoing an upvote [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited “problem” I am trying to upvote this answer, but it is saying that the vote is too old to be changed even though ...
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0answers
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Not allowed to vote on post which I haven't voted on [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited “problem” I voted on an answer and then cancled my vote (within the allowed time span), an hour later I want to ...
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11answers
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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6answers
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Undo an up/down vote after a comment is left

If I made a mistake downvoting or upvoting a post, there's no way for me to fix that unless asking the person to edit its answer. Let's say I downvote something, then explain in a comment thinking ...
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6answers
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If you just witnessed tactical downvoting, is it a reportable offense?

I don't want to be like the little kid that got beat up at school and runs home crying to mommy, but I just got tactically downvoted in a question. Someone else posted a virtually identical answer to ...
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3answers
2k views

Why do votes get locked?

I downvoted a question and now really can't say why, so I wanted to remove my downvote. However, I get the message: You last voted on this question yesterday Your vote is now locked in unless ...
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6answers
876 views

Request change in behaviour: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited

I face the same problem raised in this question: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited “problem”. I upvoted an answer which I now think shouldn't be promoted as helpful. I'd like to ...
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3answers
1k views

“Vote too old to be changed”… but I haven't voted!

I saw what looked like a good answer, and immediately upvoted it. Then, as a good citizen, I decided to reserve my right to vote until I'd ensured that the answer was valid. So I immediately ...
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2answers
1k views

Why can't I change my vote if the post has been edited during the initial 5mn grace period?

I've just downvoted an anwser with a comment explaining my downvote, the poster edited his answer, but I can't revert my vote because "vote is too old to be changed unless post is edited" I think ...
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2answers
636 views

What is the justification for locking votes?

Why am I not allowed to change my vote after some period of time? There are times when I go back to things I voted on, and decide they didn't deserve that specific vote. (I get wiser as I grow older)
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9answers
337 views

Reduce or eliminate accepted answer bonus

Accept rate dunning has become a meme around here. Yes, we have the accelerated comment deletion feature, but I don't think it's enough. So long as the green check is such a large rep bonus, it will ...
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1answer
370 views

Can we get rid of locked votes or have a longer grace period?

It has happened to me a few times. I've read through a question and answer, misunderstood some key point and accidentally voted the wrong way. Then a minute later I realize what I have done and try ...
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votes
1answer
190 views

incidental votes can occur when using touch devices

​When I am scrolling answers on my iPad, my taps are sometimes considered as votes. Usually I notice it immediately and undo it, but a couple times I've noticed it too late and my vote was already ...
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5answers
197 views

You can remove votes (up or down) on questions that you edit

This is a small exploit, but I found that you can remove votes on posts that you edit. So, you could use this exploit to gain 30 rep on the cap every day if you were motivated enough. To reproduce, ...
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votes
1answer
162 views

Allow users one late vote change per day

This is not a duplicate of What is the justification for locking votes?. It doesn't address the suggestion brought up here to allow a certain limited quota of "unvotes" per week. It happens rarely,...
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2answers
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Locked-in votes are unhelpful for old answers with new solutions

I just spent the last few hours implementing and testing a HTML parsing solution based on a library that was pointed to in a top answer, only to find out that the recommended HTML tidying library is ...
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2answers
124 views

Cannot change my vote after Wiki status was changed

I am allowed to change my vote on some question or answer when it is edited. Apparently, this allowance does not extend to a change of the Community Wiki state. Case in question: Someone asked a ...
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1answer
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Allow votes to be changed at any time, but warn and leave a note in the revision history if it's after the “window”

Meta regularly gets posts regarding the "vote too old" issue and the general consensus seems to be that most people hate it, but understand the reasons behind it. The current solution is to edit the ...
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1answer
175 views

Suggested edits unlock votes on old posts

TL;DR: Suggested edits shouldn't unlock votes on a post until they are approved. Votes on posts get locked in after a certain time. The reason given for this behavior is to prevent tactical ...
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votes
1answer
80 views

why can't i change my decision on downvote [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mistaken downvote cannot be undone after matter is being clarified by the answerer If I press the upvote or downvote by mistake and later I realize that I want to cancel the ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

I can not upvote to the answer

I have accepted one anwer and I had given one up vote to the answer and again tried to give one more upvote then the vote count was decreemented to the answer and now I can not upvote the anwer like ...
4
votes
0answers
71 views

Upvote/Downvote lock should happen only if upvoted/downvoted

Recently there was a new feature introduced in the SE sites where your upvotes/downvotes are locked after few minutes. you will not be able to upvote/downvote the same question or answer after that ...